Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-38

Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

1. licker (noun): one who licks
2. liquor (noun): an alcoholic beverage—esp. a strong one.

The licker liked to lick a stamp—
He loved that feeling (sticky, damp).

And liquor made the time go fast—
He drank it slowly—made it last.

But one day too much liquor cost
Our licker much. For he got lost

Inside a very tangled wood
Where scary creatures, when they could,

Enjoyed devouring lickers lost—
While reading verse by Robert Frost.

“Whose woods these are I think I know”—
They said while drinking liquor, slow-


And eating licker very fast—
Their favorite tangled-wood repast.

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